* In the last month, I got married.
* I bought my first car (used).
* The car was bought for cash.
* At work: I am mentoring an intern. Possibly I will be mentoring a junior full-time engineer.
I guess I'm an adult now by any metric out there. Shame I don't feel that way. I feel this weird mix of 15 and 22. I've felt that way for a long time. Asked my dad once about the whole growing up thing, and he said it came down to responsibility: to responding appropriately to events. I guess I can do that now. Maybe. There's still so very much I don't know, and am missing out on. I'd like to work on AI, make advisor happy, read the Encyclopedia Brittanica, study theology for a lifetime, do a PhD full-time, consult full-time, go travelling over the globe, settle down and get to know an area, raise kids, learn handicrafts of all sorts, be a farmer... That's the adulthood problem, ne? So much to do... so little time.
I've become pretty much a Free Software ideologist, watching my day job and the products we create. We do so much cool stuff, but which doesn't actually contribute directly to our bottom line, and I am sure that other companies do the same, that it grieves me. All this replicated work, company after company. I'd like to see it released AGPL3, and then maintained. Let's stop remaking requirement management software, code counting software integrating with different VCS, auditing management systems, automated testing for protocols... let's solve these problems and move the industry forward. What could we be doing if these things were already built? What could others do?
Ah, well. I can but release my personal software as a GPL variant and hope that my tiny contributions do *something*.
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Best regards, Dreamwidth. I'll be around.